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Project Officer Job at Raising The Village - Career Opportunity in Uganda
Job Category: Corporate / Organisation Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  12 December 2020
Duty Station: Uganda
Posted: 01-12-2020
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 01-12-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 02-12-2064
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Project Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management Officer ]

Jobs at:

Raising The Village

Deadline of this Job:
12 December 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Various , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Reporting To: Senior Project Officer
Location: Uganda, field Offices (various districts including Kagadi, Kyenjojo, Rubanda, Rukungiri, Mitooma, Kibaale, Luuka, Kaliro, Abim and Kotido)
Department/Group: Programs
Years of Experience 3+ years
Travel Required: 80%
Reporting to the Senior Project Officer, the Project Officer will work to support Raising The Village (RTV) programs in Uganda and oversee RTV’s Project Assistants in all aspects of their work. They are responsible to ensure follow up and follow through as per project designs and workplans. An RTV Project Officer is the first point of contact to resolve issues and find solutions to challenges experienced by Projects Assistants in the field as well as in the office. The ideal candidate is well-versed in processes under their roles responsibilities, is results-driven and focused with a clear goal of ensuring that implementation work is carried out on time, within budget and results in sustainable quality work..

Project management
• Ensure Project Assistants’ workplans are in alignment with the project designs and being implemented accordingly
• Ensure on-going management of workplans for each cluster under their purview
• Review and follow-up on field reporting requirements and workplan and action plans
• Take proactive measures to identify risks and issues and provide solutions and/or mitigating measures to ensure successful initiatives
• Bring to the Senior Project Officer’s attention items that need further support or guidance
• Conduct a minimum of three (3) site visits per week to oversee key activities and support Project Assistants with their clusters as required
• Participate in project progress reviews
• Support Senior Project Officers with workload and co-implement initiatives as may be required and/or assigned

Supervision & Team Building
• Conduct weekly cluster meetings under your purview and provide constructive feedback and coaching for both program related aspects as well as staff related
• Provide support and guidance to Project Assistants to ensure work is progressing in each village but also to help navigate RTV’s structures and administrative aspects
• Complete mid-term and annual performance reviews
• Facilitate RTV methodology staff-refresher training for staff learning
• Provide mentorship and coaching support to Project Assistants and other colleagues as might be required
• Support Senior Project Officer as requested on project specific activities;
• Support management with information sharing for donor reporting and proposal writing opportunities;
• Approve leave requests of staff under your management
Note: Other requirements as might be required by their direct supervisor and/or management

Required Qualifications
Technical and Interpersonal Skills
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written English
• Fluent in local dialects in areas where RTV works
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs i.e. Word and Excel
• Excellent organizational and leadership skills with keen attention to details
• Accurately completes multiple tasks while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
• Strong training & facilitation skills
• Able to build and work as part of a team
• Reliable, with high integrity and strong work ethic
• Able to work as part of a team and create a sense of cohesion within teams
• Able to keep a positive attitude in a fast-paced and challenging environment
• Energetic and physically able to hike high terrain
• Able to travel approximately 80% of time
• Ability to ride a motorbike would be an added advantage

Education and Experience
• University Degree in Community Development, Project Management, Project Planning, Development, Development studies and Social work and social administration or related fields
• A minimum of three (3) years of work experience in community development programs, project management, facilitation and leaderships or related field
• Experience in project management and implementation at village level.

Job Experience Requirements: Three (3) years

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
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The deadline for applying for this job is 16th December 2020 at 5:00PM EAT.

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